39 Tasting Notes
Some have said it tastes like English Breakfast, but EB always gets too bitter. I had no trouble with bitterness with this. It has a slightly more distinct taste, perhaps from the Keemun. The tin said boiling water for 5 minutes but I did it for only 2 after letting it cool a few minutes and it was perfect.
I worked hard comparing this to Bigelow’s Vanilla Chai. The difference seems to be the ginger and licorice in this one, whereas the Chai has more cloves. Other reviewers have added orange to the tasting notes, but I didn’t taste any citrus or fruit flavors until I read the notes. If it is there, it’s extremely faint. The two teas certainly smell different, but the taste is very similar. The Pumpkin Spice is a tad sweeter while the Chai is warmer, if that makes any sense. It is still something I would still buy every year.
I had this tea once before at a tea party and since I am tired of all my usual teas I thought I’d get a box. This is definitely a keeper. It’s like a mix of Chai and Orange Bliss. Orange Bliss is good but not something I’m typically in the mood for and chai is best in the fall. A good, flavorful tea that can be had at any time of the year. :) I also appreciate that the box says how much caffeine it has since decaf does not necessarily mean totally decaffeinated.
Flavors: Cloves, Orange Zest
I had something just like this in a restaurant and though I tried everything from Country Peach Passion (Celestial Seasonings) and Perfect Peach (Bigelow) what I was really looking for was just plain Peach. I don’t need rose hips, hibiscus, apple, strawberry—just give me Peach, please! And Stash delivered! So glad I found this, and though the store was selling it for $5 it is definitely worth it. One of my new favorites. :)